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good morning, america. breaking news overnight. chaos on capitol hill. the house speaker's debt plan melts down after hours of arm-twisting failed to subdue a tea party rebellion. all bets are off for what happens next. foiled at ft. hood. a chilling plan for two, powerful bombs and a shooting spree at the army base. a u.s. serviceman now under arrest. new details on what he was learning from al qaeda. survivor story. the remarkable tale of one man's hair-raising ordeal. crashing his plane, swimming 15 miles in darkness and treading water for almost 18 hours with no life jacket. now, he tells us what kept him hanging on to hope. and material girl. young, blond and incredibly rich. and the owner of two of the world's most expensive mansions. meet the woman who's proud to be
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called the next paris hilton. happy friday, everyone. welcome to elizabeth vargas on this friday. >> thank you. >> ready to go back to the '80s? >> no. that was not a good decade for me, between the shoulder pads and the unibrow. >> you have one hour to get ready. debbie gibson and tiffany in central park this morning. summer concert series. they're getting ready right now. >> i hadn't yet learned the wonders of tweezing. let's move on, shall we? the music from the '80s was great. so, it will be fun to have the two of them in central park. we're also, this morning, going to have the latest on that mysterious disappearance of that 11-year-old girl from that tiny new hampshire town.
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apparently abducted or ran away from her bedroom at night. friends say she would never have run away. but police are not sure yet. they have no clues. we're going to talk to someone with very rare insight into this story, kidnap victim, elizabeth smart, who knows the importance of parents getting out there. >> she does. let's get right to the chaos in washington. in just five days america can no longer borrow more to pay our bills unless congress gets its act together. and, boy, last night they sure couldn't get their act together. house speaker john boehner planned to pass his solution last night. but all his tough talk and back office bullying couldn't get the votes. they pulled it shortly before midnight. jon karl is watching it all from capitol hill. the speaker says he'll try again today. >> reporter: he will. but, george, this debt ceiling crisis has become a political crisis for republicans. boehner's going to convene all 240 house republicans this morning to make 1 final push for it. but the reason he pulled the bill last night is he just couldn't get enough republicans to pass his own bill.
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republican leaders worked late into the night, trying to get the votes to pass their own debt ceiling bill. reporters swarmed around utah republican jason chaffetz as he emerged from a tense meeting in speaker boehner's office. he told us he's still not sure. how much pressure is there on you to change your mind on this? >> i'm very plenty surprised that they are not twisting and ripping arms off. >> reporter: the speaker said he can't do his job if you guys aren't there to support him. >> i am fully supportive of the speaker. >> reporter: this is his most important vote yet as speaker. >> i just can't support his bill. but i do support the speaker. >> reporter: but for speaker of the house john boehner, the political stakes could not be higher. >> his leadership of the republicans in the house and being speaker is clearly at stake here if he can't bring his people along. >> reporter: the late-night negotiations and a decision to delay the vote came as a surprise. >> we have a reasonable, responsible approach. there is no reason for anyone to object to it.
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>> reporter: virtually everyone had thought it would pass. but one thing that was never in doubt, democrats are united against boehner's bill. >> i feel very confident that if they're going to have 217 votes, whatever it is, they're going to have to be republican votes. >> reporter: speaker boehner spent hour after hour cajoling, pleading, begging, those recalcitrant republicans, about a dozen or so of them, to support his bill. much of that meeting was spent over cold pizza, george, over in the capitol building. this morning, republicans say they are cautiously optimistic. that they will have the votes to pass this bill. but they were quite optimistic yesterday afternoon, as well. >> that's exactly right, jon. maybe warm pizza would have helped more. let's bring in the rest of our team to talk about all this. bianna golodryga covering the markets and jake tapper at the white house. and, bianna, let me begin with you because every day this drags out, we've seen the markets react much more negatively. >> reporter: that's right. yes, pull up a chart of the dow
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over the last five days. we had the worst day for the dow in over a year, nearly 500 points lost. more and more people say deal or no deal. they think we'll lose the aaa rating. and one trader i was talking to this morning said he was having flashbacks of the summer of 2008 where everything seemed to hinge on the last-minute meetings in washington. no one wants to go into a weekend long in the market when they don't know what will come out on the other end. and we were dealing with the potential financial crisis. now, it looks like we're dealing with the political crisis. both have effects on the economy. gdp report today expected to show the economy has slowed down. >> at this point, we won't know anything probably until sunday. let me bring in jake tapper for more. jake, this is a good news/bad news situation for the white house. on the one hand, the fact that speaker boehner is having so much trouble getting votes could be encouraging to them. on the other hand, it makes the path forward so much more uncertain. >> reporter: yeah, i'm not getting much of a vibe with any of the senior advisers i spoke with this morning. that they're in any way happy with this. they're looking at this with
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disbelief. they expected boehner would be able to pass it. while it was a bill all but dead on arrival at the senate they were expecting that. and one senior white house official describing it as mad hatter time on the hill. this has nothing to do with the economy but power plays. one other senior white house official saying that all the house republicans have done this week is waste time because, of course, this bill is probably not going to pass the senate anyway. >> well, that's right. harry reid showed that he had a majority to defeat it already. let me bring it back to you, jon karl. all the negotiations over the next compromise are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today. but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- gets this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all, there are no negotiations going on in that final compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly
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taking calls now from democrats. but he's trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise, it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrats, that's exactly right. okay, jon karl, jake tapper, thanks very much. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> reporter: that's right. >> the asian market. elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to lose patience. we've got all sorts of newspaper, today. congress as kindergarten, the grown-ups must take over. this big headline, "grow up." i mean, how much longer can this continue? people are baffled even the republicans can't coalesce. >> people are -- you're exactly right. people are angry. we've talked about this all week long. the switchboards on capitol hill getting overwhelmed. but the truth is, right now they are not close to an agreement. and there's more and more talk of maybe sunday night, if they're not close to an agreement, going for a
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short-term extension of the debt ceiling to carry through another week so they can negotiate. >> we heard about the great pizza seduction last night. very late. how tough is boehner being in these behind-the-scenes meetings? >> his speakership is on the line. that's why he has to pass it today. >> very interesting. we'll all be watching. now, let's turn to that planned terror plot stopped in its tracks at ft. hood, texas. a 21-year-old soldier is in custody right now. his alleged plan to attack troops there were foiled by a former marine who worked in a gun shop. abc's ryan owens is at that shop in killeen, texas, and joins us with the very latest. good morning to you, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. this is the same gun shop where the last soldier accused of trying to attack ft. hood bought his weapon. this time, the clerk was suspicious and called police. a call they say stopped a diabolical plot that was about to unfold. greg ebert works part-time at this gun shop. it's a good thing this ex-marine, this retired cop, happened to be here tuesday.
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>> i asked myself, you know, what is the potential for a problem? and if i'm uncomfortable, i'm unbashful. >> reporter: the young soldier who made him uncomfortable is 21-year-old private naser abdo, a muslim who had been battling the army almost since he joined it. >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he wanted out. but military investigators say they found child pornography on his government computer. so, on the fourth of july, abdo went awol from ft. campbell, kentucky. investigators believe he came to ft. hood to stage an attack similar to major nidal hasan's rampage in 2009 that killed 13 and wounded 30. abc news has learned he told investigators he wanted to get even with the military. that he planned not to attack the post but a nearby restaurant popular with soldiers. he told investigators he planned to detonate two bombs there,
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then shoot any survivors. >> it seemed like he was up to something. >> reporter: his plan unraveled shortly after he got out of mark smith's cab at that gun shop. greg ebert sold him the ammunition and gunpowder, but got suspicious when he paid $250 in cash. >> we made a decision to call the police. and fortunately, it worked out well. >> reporter: officers tracked young soldier to this nearby hotel. in his room, all of that ammo, a pistol, the components to make two bombs and a backpack with jihadi literature, including an article from the al qaeda online magazine "inspire." its title, "how to make a bomb in your kitchen." it's still early. at this point, investigators believe this young man was acting alone but may have been inspired by al qaeda or others. just the sort of lone wolf they had been worried about. elizabeth?
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>> all right, ryan. thanks so much. george, he can coast of that attack in 2009 by major hasan, also a lone wolf at that point. you can do incredible damage. >> he certainly did. thanks, elizabeth. now to the cult leader on trial for sexual assaults on two underage girls. warren jeffs made a surprise move in court that even the judge advised him against doing. abc's andrea canning has been tracking the latest twist in this case. >> reporter: polygamist and self-proclaimed prophet, warren jeffs, quietly walked into this texas courthouse thursday and in a bold move told the judge he was firing all seven of his defense attorneys and that he'd represent himself. the leader of the breakaway mormon sect, flds, gave no opening trial statement and later proceeded to ramble for 30 minutes in sermon-like tones. >> in almost all cases where someone decides to represent him or herself it usually doesn't end well. >> reporter: jeffs is facing charges he sexually assaulted two underaged girls he married. he told the judge, quote, i have trained my defense. but they were unable to do what i said. i am presenting the need for
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true justice to be presented and for the truth to come out. she granted his request to act as his own lawyer. but had a stern warning, saying, it's not as easy as it looks on tv, mr. jeffs. you're on your own. but not quite. the judge wouldn't allow his attorneys to withdraw completely, ordering them to remain available daily as standby counsel, stepping in only if jeffs asks for advice. >> the stakes are very high for mr. jeffs. part of the frustration that he expressed in court today was that the lawyers don't know as much about the history of the flds and the importance of the religious defense as he does. >> reporter: jeffs has continually delayed the start of the trial, switching lawyers at least seven times in recent months. leaving many wondering if he's purposefully prolonging the case, that could send him to life in prison if found guilty. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news. >> a different kind of lone wolf there. >> no kidding. >> on his own today. here's josh elliott with the
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morning's news headlines. >> hello to you, elizabeth. welcome back from italy. terrific stuff there. >> i brought you back some chocolate from perugia. >> oh, good. let me get through the news. we are going to begin with some new rules of the road. this morning, president obama is unveiling new fuel economy standards, the biggest increase ever. by the year 2025, cars will be required to get 54.5 miles per gallon. double what they get today. though suvs and trucks will be subjected to less-stringent annual improvements. and for the first time ever, executives at the major automakers are endorsing the new proposed standards. meanwhile, some breaking news overseas. a new report has just been released on what caused the 2009 air france crash over the atlantic which killed 228 people. french investigators blamed pilot errors and unreliable equipment. the airbus flying from rio to paris went into a high altitude stall. investigators are now recommending additional training for pilots to help them fly planes manually. and this morning, poland
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says air traffic controllers in russia are partly to blame for last year's plane crash that killed poland's president and several top government officials. this could badly strain relations between the two nations, as russia has blamed the crash solely on the polish pilots. the world's population is about to surpass 7 billion. according to a new projection by the u.n., the world's 7 billionth person will be born in india in october. that's exactitude for you. >> wow. >> and by 2050 earth's population will explode to more than 9 billion thanks to medical advances in developing countries. and millions of americans who take extra strength tylenol are being told to cut back on their daily dosages. beginning this fall, johnson & johnson will direct users to take a maximum of only six pills a day instead of eight. the change is aimed at lowering the risk of accidental overdose and liver failure. a surprise announcement from tiger woods, returning to competitive golf next week at the bridgestone invitational.
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woods had been sidelined for nearly three months after reinjuring his knee and achilles. last week, he sent a tweet saying, quote, feeling fit, end quote. and finally, the news we have been waiting for, at least i have. happy feet is heading home. you remember him. >> yay. >> the world's favorite emperor penguin, certainly, took that wrong turn and ended up in new zealand, where it's considerably warmer. he was eating all the sand because he thought it was snow. so, they had to operate on him. it was looking bad. but after five weeks of tlc at a zoo in new zealand, the big fatty has a clean bill of health. he's going to go home. x-rays show he has a few rocks left in him. he's picked up nine pounds. and, yeah. he will be repatriated to antarctica. >> we have your next assignment. >> yeah. >> we've seen matt in a wetsuit all week. you got to put the wet suit on and accompany him home. >> done, i'm in. i'm in. i'll do it.
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send me to antarctica. >> you'll have to fight sam for it. hey, sam. >> what a little tlc will do. good morning, everybody, and happy friday. the hope that tropical storm don would bust a drought that is a dangerous situation in this part of the country. but don disappoints. let's show you what's going on. in the circle of suspicion, the center of the storm is north. all the clouds to the south. and that's the big problem. remember that heat dome we were talking about? well, don doesn't break through because it, actually the bottom line of it, is right there. that area of high pressure up here. so, don is being forced to the south of it. and all that rain will be in deep south texas and even in the mountains of mexico. so, here's where we think the heaviest rain will be. by the way, the center of that storm making landfall around midnight on friday. heavy rain that we had hoped would move into the center of texas then in oklahoma will stay well down to the south. you've got to be south of corpus. loredo, brownsville, and even farther south. that's a little optimistic. elsewhere, forget the rain in new york city this morning. it's drying out now. there will be more thunderstorms this afternoon, though. and the west coast seems to be nice and pleasant.
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17 states have heat warnings or advisories. we'll go over them in the next half hour. elizabeth? >> all right. sam, thanks so much. now, a major consumer alert for about how you get your cash. we learned this week that a popular scam called atm skimming is more likely to happen on weekends. and it can empty out your bank account. abc's elisabeth leamy joins us from washington with more on how this works and how you can prevent it from happening to you. this is pretty scary, elisabeth. >> reporter: it is scary, elizabeth. we learned that just as the rest of us are getting off of work for the weekend, an atm skimmer crook's work is just getting started. they like weekends because there are fewer people around to catch them. first, employees at this chase bank in san diego noticed they got lots of fraudulent atm withdrawals on weekends. then they say they noticed the same guy on their surveillance
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camera every saturday. now, here he is in court. >> i'm not guilty. >> reporter: the san diego district attorney says daniel stole about 1,000 atm card numbers and well over $100,000 by installing a skimming device on the door to the atm lobby, a new location to be wary of. >> he did it so fast that he installed the card reader on the door within 30 seconds. >> reporter: outside seattle, a similar arrest. bank surveillance cameras capture the same woman repeatedly on weekends. both suspects are accused of using tiny cameras to record people's p.i.n.s. you can see how effective it is by looking at this footage from an identity thief's confiscated camera. the victim's p.i.n., 1426. >> i'm not saying be paranoid and watch every day. but i check my accounts on a weekly basis. >> reporter: it's a crime that's too easy for the crooks. criminals recently installed skimmers on an astonishing 90
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different michaels p.i.n. pads. now, replaced. and i, myself, was able to buy a skimmer device with 500 bucks and a couple of clicks on the internet. this is what we've been waiting for. that's why atm skimming brings in a billion dollars a year for the bad guys. strategies to protect yourself. it does help to cover the number pad while you enter your p.i.n. and if the atm doesn't look right, literally give a tug. you may find that the skimmer will come off right in your hands. and, of course, you might want to avoid taking out cash on weekends. elizabeth, george? >> i hope you don't get busted for vandalism, though. all right, elisabeth. thanks so much. >> some good advice. coming up, the latest on the frantic search for the missing 11-year-old girl in new hampshire. we'll talk to elizabeth smart about the case. and the incredible ordeal of michael trapp. he tells us how he survived crashing his airplane, swimming for miles at night and then treading water for nearly 18 hours. and get ready to bring back the '80s. our summer concert series heats up. >> do we have to?
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♪ ♪ only in my dreams ah. nice, lively crowd out in central park this morning. very excited for our '80s themed friday. tgif. debbie gibson and tiffany both performing in central park. a whole, new fan base. >> punished by the director. >> i know. the director got the shot for us. we're going to make everybody out there dress up in shoulder pads and leg warmers and sweatbands, in honor of the 1980s. can't wait. >> cannot wait. >> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas.
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robin is off this morning. >> so, shall we start with your picture? >> oh, no. do we have to? is this from the '80s? >> oh. >> very perky. look at those shoulders. >> shoulder pads. >> yeah, those are -- >> i was ready -- >> moonlighting. >> oh, no. >> george? >> very '80s, pushing up the jacket. >> the unstructured jacket that you have up. right? >> yeah. >> blindingly white tennis shoes. what were you doing there? >> i still have those. >> hey, josh, where is your preschool photo? >> just amazing watching you two. i wore my glasses for my third grade picture. so, just imagine that. >> we'll dredge that up in a few minutes. >> we will definitely find it. we also have some serious stories. this is an incredible survivor story. michael trapp is the pilot that crashed into lake huron. ended up surviving by treading water for 17, almost 18 hours. >> that's incredible. >> what a will to live. he talks to josh in just a little bit.
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>> can't wait to hear from that. but first, the latest on that search for that 11-year-old girl, celina cass, in new hampshire. there is still no sign of her. she vanished from her bedroom three days ago. abc's ron claiborne is there and has been talking with people in this small community, including some of celina's very close friends. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, elizabeth. well, the search for celina has intensified. there are now dozens of fbi agents and state troopers combing this rugged terrain. running down more than 100 tips. but there's been little clues, little evidence of where she is. and people in this area, especially her many friends, are growing increasingly anxious. searchers were out in larger numbers, 100 more than double the number the day before and with renewed determination. >> some positive outcome could still result. >> reporter: investigators are now questioning everyone in this tiny community of stewartstown, new hampshire. >> every house, every individual in the neighborhood is being
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spoken to. >> reporter: but so far, even this extraordinary effort has turned up nothing. >> i can tell you what we actually have not learned. and that is where is celina cass now. >> thank you. >> reporter: on the street near celina's family home, these young women flag down passing cars, urging each person inside to keep an eye out for their missing friend. what would you say is the mood, the sense of how people are feeling today? >> shocked, probably. >> very overwhelmed. >> i have three kids. so, it hits really close to me. >> reporter: everyone here is painfully aware that with each passing hour, the likelihood of celina's safe return fades. >> it's a big world. and she's a small girl. she's only 11. >> reporter: abc news obtained court documents showing in 2003 a nudge ordered wendell noyes to a state mental hospital after
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noyes was accused of threatening a girlfriend. noyes has not been accused in this case. he and othth family members said they want absolute privacy. and investigators sasathey are still considering this a missing persons case as opposed to a suspicious case because there's no evidence to call it. in fact, very little evidence of anything 72 hours after celina was first reported missing, no trace of her and frustratingly few clues. elizabeth? >> all right, ron. thank you so much. we're joined now by our special contributor, elizabeth smart. we've covered so many of these cases where people have been critical of the parents because of the way they acted. parents who often turn out to be innocent and haven't had anything to do with the disappearance of their child. still, you cannot underestimate the importance of getting on television and talking to the public. do you think these parents should be speaking out? >> right now, it's such an important time. the early hours of any abduction
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is so important. and i certainly can understand this is an abc news special report. a presidential address to the nation. countdown to crisis. and good morning. i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. and we're interrupting your programming, in the west, of course, that's "gma," because president obama is about to address the debt crisis in washington. with just over four days to go before america's credit line runs out, the capitol is in chaos right now. the house republicans tried to pass their solution last night but had to pull it near midnight because speaker boehner does not have the votes. he's facing a tea party rebellion. he will try again today. but if that passes, senate democrats have the votes to kill his plan. and harry reid said he would get action on a democratic plan today, if bipartisan negotiations don't start today. that democratic plan could not pass in the house.
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that's coming against the backdrop of learning just this morning that our economy's even weaker than we thought. the first half of the year showing no growth. and the markets reacting right there. the dow's down nearly 100 all day. its fifth-straight day of declines. jake tapper's at the white house where the president is about to speak. and, jake, i suppose we're expecting to hear an echo -- a forceful echo of what the president did monday night in that primetime address, a call for compromise. >> reporter: that's right, george. president obama will talk about how the economy is still fragile. and that speaker boehner's bill, which has not yet passed the house, is dead on arrival in the senate. so, now, is the time for compromise. he will say time is running out because as you point out, midnight on tuesday, as tuesday becomes wednesday, is when the u.s. hits the debt ceiling and can no longer borrow anymore money. so, the president will call for congress to come together on a
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bipartisan plan to get us out of this. >> and here comes the president, now, to the diplomatic reception room. >> i want to speak about the ongoing and increasingly urgent efforts to avoid default and reduce our deficit. right now, the house of representatives is still trying to pass a bill that a majority of republicans and democrats in the senate have already said they won't vote for. it's a plan that would force us to relive this crisis in just a few, short months. holding our economy captive to washington politics once again. in other words, it does not solve the problem. and it has no chance of becoming law. what's clear now is that any solution to avoid default must be bipartisan. we must have the support of both parties, that were sent here to represent the american people. not just one faction. it will have to have the support of both the house and the senate. and there are multiple ways to resolve this problem. senator reid, a democrat, has introduced a plan in the senate that contains cuts agreed upon
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by both parties. senator mcconnell, a republican, offered a solution that could get us through this. there are plenty of modifications we can make to either of these plans in order to get them passed through both the house and the senate and would allow me to sign them into law. and today, i urge democrats and robs in the senate to find common ground on a plan they can get support -- that can get support from both parties in the house. a plan that i can sign by tuesday. keep in mind, this is not a situation where the two parties are miles apart. we're in rough agreement about how much spending can be cut responsibly as a first step toward reducing our deficit. we agree on a process, where the next step is a debate in the coming months on tax reform and entitlement reform. and i'm ready and willing to have that debate. and if we need to put in place some kind of enforcement mechanism to hold us all accountable for making these
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reforms, i'll support that, too, if it's done in a smart and balanced way. so, there are plenty of ways out of this mess. but we are almost out of time. we need to reach a compromise by tuesday so our country will have the ability to pay our bills on time. as we always have. bills that include monthly social security checks, veterans benefits and the government contracts we have signed with thousands of businesses. keep in mind, if we don't do that, if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match our aaa credit rating. and make no mistake. for those who say they oppose tax increases on anyone, a lower credit rating would result in a tax increase on everyone, in the form of higher interest rates on mortgages, car loans, credit
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cards. and that's inexcusable. there's a lot of crises in the world that we can't always predict or avoid. hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks. this isn't one of those crises. the power to solve this is in our hands. and on a day when we've been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves. we can end it with a simple vote, a vote that democrats and republicans have been taking for decades. a vote that the leaders in congress have taken for decades. it's not a vote that allows congress to spend more money. raising the debt ceiling simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that congress has already wracked up. i want to emphasize that. the debt ceiling does not determine how much more money we can spend.
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it simply authorizes us to pay the bills we already have wracked up. it gives the united states of america the ability to keep its worth. now, on monday night, i asked the american people to make their voice heard in this debate. and the response was overwhelming. so, please, to all the american people, keep it up. if you want to see a bipartisan compromise, a bill that can pass both houses of congress and that i can sign, let your members of congress know. make a phone call, send an e-mail, tweet. keep the pressure on washington. and we can get past this. and for my part, our administration will be continuing to work with democrats and republicans all weekend long, until we find a solution. the time for putting party first is over. the time for compromise on behalf of the american people is now. and i'm confident that we can solve this problem. i'm confident that we will solve this problem. for all the intrigue and all the drama that's taking place on
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capitol hill right now, i'm confident that cooler heads will prevail. as i said earlier, we're now running out of time. it's important for everybody to step up and show the leadership the american people expect. thank you. >> calling on the american people to keep the pressure on washington for a bipartisan compromise to this debt crisis. again, america just a little over four days away from running out of its credit line, the ability to borrow money to pay our bills. the president saying he is confident that a bipartisan compromise can be reached. i want to go to our capitol hill correspondent, jonathan karl, to get the mood up there on capitol hill. jon, we know the house is going to try, again, to pass their bill today. it's going to die in the senate. the senate democrat leader said he would try to pass his bill if bipartisan negotiations don't begin. is there any sense there now that the bipartisan negotiations are about the start? >> reporter: well, the sense is that first you have to get
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through whatever's going to happen in the house. and, george, speaker boehner has just finished speaking in a closed meeting to all the republicans in the house. i have just been in touch with somebody who was inside that meeting who tells me that boehner made one, last appeal for unity. and he said, quote, i am a happy warrior. i love everyone. but i need you guys to come together for this. so, we still expect in a vote before we can get to the end game. >> and then, after that vote, senator reid is going to try to begin negotiations with senator mcconnell? >> that's exactly right. right now, mcconnell doesn't want to start until he sees what happens in the house. >> jon karl, thank you very much. we're going to return to programming. in the west, of course, that is "good morning america." you can get the latest anytime at i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. have a good day. >> this has been a special report from abc news.
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the pilot who crashed his small plane into one of the great lakes early this weekend and spent nearly 18 hours treading water has come forward to tell his remarkable survival story. michael trapp was flying from new york to wisconsin when he crashed his plane into lake huron. he used his credit card pointing it towards the sun in the hopes the reflection would get the attention of a passing boater. and when that didn't work, 17 hours later, waving his sock, he was finally rescued. and i had a chance to speak to him just a few minutes ago. how are you feeling today? >> getting better. i was able to stand up this morning. and i got a shower with the help of a couple of nurses. and i had a walker last night. was able to walk down the hall a couple of types and just start
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stretching things out again. >> what happened as the plane was losing altitude and you realized that you were going to have to ditch into the lake? >> well, i was doing all my necessary checks to try to make the engine come back to power. then, i went into basically crash mode and made the plane -- i prepared the plane for crash landing, so i could get out. >> how bad a landing was it? >> well, my plane stopped flying at 48 miles an hour. so, i hit the water about 50 miles an hour. i hit tail-first. and then immediately the front of the plane hit the water. the windshield blew in. the water blew in my face and the plane went upside down. >> you think you swam 15 miles. and looking up at the night sky, you realized what's important in life. what were you thinking as you passed that night alone? >> well, i wanted it to end. a lot goes through your mind. you think about family and friends and all the things are important that you don't normally think about. thank god the guys came by when
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they did. >> your wife, what was it like to speak to her again? >> i cried when i heard her voice. >> what did she say? >> i love you. >> it must -- >> and glad i was okay. >> it must have been a remarkable time. >> remarkable. most remarkable when i got on that boat and got out of the water. >> will you fly again? that's probably the scariest thing i've ever been through in my life. my wife doesn't like flying anyway. so, this would make her happy if i didn't fly anymore. i don't know. flying is an elite club. and it gives you a chance that only 1% of the people get to see. >> michael trapp, thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up, is she the next paris hilton? meet the heiress that has everything. we'll tell you how she's making a monstrous splash in hollywood. any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always;
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yes, we're flashing back to the '80s. you've got your tom selleck mustache. >> i do. >> my madonna gloves. here we are from "dynasty." >> george is on the pac-man machine. >> no, not pac-man. galaga. >> we've been having so much fun flashing back to that day. >> i was singing -- ♪ call me >> exactly. we'll hear from tiffany and debbie gibson. we've got a whole lot more coming up, everybody. don't go away. is the taste. the flavor comes from that oak wood. the shrimp, the fresh fish, the steaks. it locks in the flavor, it seals in the juices so that when you put the fork in it, it just goes through it like butter. it's beautiful. [ laughs ] i'm proud to be a grill master. i love food.
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the ban on gay marriage could be decided this fall. california supreme court has scheduled a hearing on prop 8 at issue whether the sponsors have the authority to fight rulings against the measure if the governor and attorney general refuse to do so. forecast now, mike. >> thank you very much. good morning. about noon, 1:00, except for the coast, mid-60s through san francisco. 70s and 80s around the bay shore and low to mid-80s and 90 ease
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in the east bay valleys. >> walnut creek, southbound 680. involving a motorcycle and car right at 24 junction has resulted in this back-up as you head towards the junction. an accident 880 northbound at whipple. >> thank you very much. the news continueseseseseseseses
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♪ i think we're alone now ♪ it doesn't seem to be anyone around ♪ ♪ i think we're alone now the beating of our hearts ♪ ♪ is the only sound i think we're alone now ♪ ♪ doesn't seem to be anyone around ♪ ♪ i think we're alone now the beating of our hearts ♪ ♪ is the only sound [ cheers and applause ] and it is the anthem of our nostalgia tour, back to the '80s, this morning. "i think we're alone now."
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we have tiffany. we have debbie gibson. we have a great crowd here in central and we have sam rocking the '80s. >> rocking the headband. elizabeth rocking the lace glove. >> i never wore this in the '80s. my first time, i'm psyched. >> doesn't it make -- it brings back such nostalgia. all of us have huge smiles on our faces. so, thank you. >> we'll spend a lot of this hour reliving parts of the 1980s. but we have a few other stories we'll be talking about. for example, one of the richest young women in the world, only 22, worth a billion dollars. bought one of the most enormous mansions in the united states, the spelling mansion, built in the '80s, i think. huge mansion she just bought. why does a woman like this need all that space? and what is it like to be that rich? nick watt is going to find out in a way only nick watt can. also ahead, hollywood sweethearts nick lachey and vanessa minnillo. we congratulate them. they just got married. it was top-secret. so, how did they pull off their
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dream wedding? we got inside scoop and we'll share it with you coming up. >> great. all coming up but first news from josh elliott. hurry up and get back down here. >> i will so i can relive my first grade year. >> ah. the big story this morning, it is the drama unfolding in washington, of course, and the mounting pressure now on house speaker john boehner. last night, he had to postpone a vote on his plan to raise the nation's debt limit because he didn't have enough votes in his own party to pass it. abc's jon karl, now, joins us from capitol hill with the very latest as the hour grows near. so, jon, what is next here? >> reporter: josh, speaker boehner has just finished speaked the a group of 240 house republicans in a private meeting. and i'm told he went and made an impassioned appeal, onene last appeal, to get in line and support his plan to raise the debt ceiling. i'm told that he said, quote, i am a happy warrior. i love everyone here. but he said he's got to have their support for this because if they don't support this, the options that come later will be far worse. he still has to convince some of those republicans who don't want any debt ceiling, however, to go along with this.
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meanwhile, in the senate, democrats say it is absolutely dead. so, we are not at the end game here yet. what happens next is really anybody's guess. josh? >> all eyes and many angry voters turning their attention, now, to the capitol. the deadline, again, tuesday. jon karl, with the very latest from washington. meanwhile, the standoff there comes as we get more discouraging news about the economy. figures out this morning shows that the economy is growing at its slowest pace since the recession began. fueling talk of a possible double-dip recession. and tropical storm don, barreling, now, towards texas, this morning, with its heavy winds and drenching rain. but many in texas are actually eager for it to make landfall because they're in the midst of a record drought. abc's matt gutman is in corpus christi with the very latest. good morning to you, matt. reporter: hey, josh. well, it's eagerly awaited. but they're probably not going to get as much as they expect. parts of south texas will get an inch of rain. now, they need 15 inches just to
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catch up. yesterday, we saw soil so cracked, the cracks were 30 inches deep. now, this storm could bring about 60-mile-per-hour winds. we've seen people pull their boats out of the water. also, oil platforms, 11 of them closed in the gulf of mexico, just a fraction of the oil production. now, it would seem unusual for people to pray to get hit by a tropical storm. but that's exactly what's been happening here. now, tropical storm don probably won't be a drought-buster. but it is a good start. josh? >> all right. abc's matt gutman with the latest as don barrels towards texas. meanwhile, a u.s. army soldier missing since july 4th is in a texas jail cell this morning, awaiting federal charges. the army says that private first class naser abdo admits to planning a terror spree at ft. hood afterereing arrested with weapons and a bomb in his backpack. police also say they found an al qaeda guide to bombmaking in his hotel room. sources say the 21-year-old planned to bomb a restaurant frequented by ft. hood soldiers. in new york, red light
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cameras caught this violent crash on tape. a van careening straight into a public bus, sending the bus crashing through the wall of a mcdonald's. now, police say the driver was drunk when he ran through that red light. they say it is a miracle, as you can see. no one was seriously hurt. and in medical news, an alarming increase in strokes among pregnant women and new mothers. a new study found a 54% jump over the last decade because of the obesity rate, heart disease and high blood pressure. nonodiane sawyer previews tonight's "world news." diane? >> hey, josh. welcome to the end of the week. and tonight on "world news," what if you could take the people and the most wonderful memories of your life and put them back in the picture of your life today? well, tonight meet our person of the week and his inspired idea, millions are doing it.
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and it's tonight on "world news." speaking of inspiration, diane, finally a california grandmother has just been named the newest cheerleader in pro football. after trying out year after year, susie sanchez, age 37, finally got the nod from the oakland raiders. realizing her lifelong dream still, though, f fe years younger than the nfl's eldest cheerleader, the bengals' 42-year-old laura vikmanis. a couple of remarkable stories and a couple of ladies who may remember the '80s, as do all of my colleagues back there in times square getting ready for a return to a decade we all loved. guys? >> thank you. >> he was right. >> yeah. let's go over to lara now. she's across the way with "the pop news heat index." >> let's get right to it. it is balmy out. and so is our "pop news heat index." first up, driving while under the influence of nascar can prove to be pretty dangerous. that is according to a new study in west virginia, which has more nascar fans per capita than any other state.
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get this. on days following a televised nascar event, the number of aggressive accidents increases by 123%. slow down, people. all right. now, if you are ever feeling like you need a good cry. and, frankly, who doesn't? you might want to rent the movie "the champ." a study now shows that it has the saddest scene in movie history. now, why do scientists want to know this? well, they actually use this film for psychological studies on depression. and sliming isn't just for the kids choice anymore. ladies want to be slimed. and they want to be slimed by snails. it sounds kind of creepy. but it's true. it has been used in europe as a super moisturizer for years. and now, several products containing the gooey little guys' extract will be coming to the u.s. so, are we ready for t ts? i'm not sure that i can escargot
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there. yeah, yeah. >> ah. >> thank you, i'll be here all morning. and finally, look for another kardashian to co-star on tv with an l.a. laker. first it was khloe and her powerhouse husband, lamar odom. and now we are hearing that her brother rob kardashian and ron artest may go head-to-head as competitors on the powerhouse show, "dancing with the stars." our sources say both are close to signing. and we cannot get enough of the kardashians. that's it for our "pop news heat index." back to you guys. >> we have some big fans. >> the snail cream, right? i don't know. i'll take my wrinkles, right? i'll take my wrinkles. not that you have any. you look fabulous. >> i'd go further than that. i'll take dry, cracked, itchy skin over snail cream. any day. >> escargot. >> escargot. yeah, whatever. >> mais oui. >> yeah, whatever, thanks. the headbands really for
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the '80s in case you tuned in, but elizabeth has the lace glove on. let's get to that back to the '80s weather. here's what we've got going on for you this morning. we're dealing with how much rain texas will get out of don. again, my headline for don is don disappoints here. as it cannot bust through that kind of heat zone in the middle of the country and get deep into texas. it's going to skirt the edge of it. so all that rain will be south of corpus christi and not expecting much at all. houston may not even really get much more than a shower out of this. anything north of the storm is just not going to benefit from it. here's where we're back into the heat today. so, in case, raleigh, richmond, d.c. can you feel the humidity in new york city? yeah, absolutely. and the storms will pop up in this later on today again. it is beautiful, though, in the northwest coast, as it has been cooler than normal all summer long. that's the weather around the nation.
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the good thing about an '80s headband, it actually works in the humidity, lara. working with the sweat. >> i decided to go with my whitesnake look today, in honor of the '80s. here's what's coming up. she is blond, beautiful. oh, yeah. and a billionaire. coming up, that is petra ecclestone, the paris hilton of britain who is make a splash on these shores. she will take us on a tour of her new, magnificent home. i beeve you know the name, you'll see. and we go inside the top-secret wedding of nick lachey and vanessa minnillo.
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with a celebrity weddingnglanner to the stars. and they will share their wedding dream with us. we get our '80s on with two pop queens who owned the decade, debbie gibson and tiffany. all that coming up and more on "gma." into their cranberry juice. so we made ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail with a splash of lime. it's so refreshing, your taste buds will thank you. mm... oh, you'u' welcome. what? my taste buds -- they're thanking me. uh-huh.
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next story up, she is young. she is blond. she is beautiful. she is incredibly rich. that may sound like paris hilton. but most americans don't even know who this woman is. she's setting up to make a splash in hollywood. her first move, to buy one of the town's most opulent and expensive homes. nick watt met the new "it" girl. lucky man, nick. >> reporter: well, listen. i promise i won't make a habit of this. but when i sat down with petra, i said i am prepared to really, really dislike you. she smiled. she didn't walk out because you know what? she's got far bigger things to think about, including her new pad. the largest family home in los angeles, a californian icon. six manicured acres and a vast house built by aaron spelling, tv's king midas. a bowling alley, a present wrapping room, for goodness
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sake. sale as the most expensive house in america. and bought for cash. i just sat down to chat with the new owner. when you buy a house like that, people want to know, who are you? >> yeah, i guess. >> reporter: who are you? >> yes, yes. i'm petra ecclestone. >> reporter: that still might mean nothing to you so here's the fact file. father, bernie ecclestone, formula one billionaire. mother, slavica, ex-model. engaged to a guy named james and one-time model and handbag designer. and petra ecclestone already owns one of britain'n'most expensive homes. if i could do a robin leach impersonation, i'd be doing it right now. candyland, as it's known, will be her second home. people are going to look at that one of two ways. >> yeah. >> reporter: mainly with envy. >> yes. >> reporter: scorn, disdain, perhaps. why did you do this? why did you buy this house?
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>> firstly, it was a great investment. and i got a really good deal. and it's kind of like prime real estate. >> reporter: a good deal? the scene of tori spelling's birthday, where they manufactured snow for sledding. it was lingering on the market at $100 million. ecclestone reportedly paid $85 million. >> i'm planning to move to l.a. i wanted to have an amazing home where i hope in the future i'll be raising a family. my family from london will be coming to visit. so, i need loads of space. and i mean it really was like a great investment. >> reporter: when you bought that home, did it cross your mind, you know what? you know, we could have built affordable housing foror thousand families? >> i help as much as i can. but at the end of the day the house cost, that's not going to kind of -- i don't know -- like change the world i d d't think. and i i help as much as i can. i'm not going to like not live in a certain way just because there are people less fortunate than i am.
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>> reporter: okay. so, how does she live? >> i'm a hard working girl. i kind of go to the office. i work a normal 9:00 to 5:00 job most days. so, yeah. >> reporter: really? >eah. my mom came from such humble beginnings. and especially my dad, as well. he didn't go to university. he kind of worked up from the age of 15. and now he's nearly 80 and he's still working hard. he doesn't need to work. >> reporter: petra is about to launch a handbag range, stark. why handbags? >> i love accessories. >> reporter: is it true you collect hermes handbags. >> i collect all. i have a few hermes birkins. >> reporter: a few at up to $65,000 a pop. but she's not all handbags and hair. ecclestone suffered meningitis as a child. and she really does do a lot for the meningitis trust. she's an ambassador, a fund-raiser. and when she marries fiance,
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james, in august, no gifts. guests are encouraged to donate to the charity. >> so, we're getting married in rome. and it's going to be a very private affair. >> reporter: low-key affair, i'd imagine. >> as low-key as i can be. i try. >> reporter: now, petra has an older sister, tamara, cut from similar cloth. and tamara has a reality show. ring any bells? there have been comparisons made with paris hilton with the kardashians. is that who you guys are? >> there's always going to be some sort of comparison because obviously like the hiltons are seen as heiresses and come from a good family, whatever. and they're sisters. >> reporter: do you resent that comparison? >> no, not at all. i think what paris hilton has done with herself and with the brand i think is very clever. she's like a really clever businesswoman. >> reporter: but you have, in a sense, embraced the lavish lifestyle with your homes in london and los angeles. >> yes. >> reporter: but you're still branded? >> i am. i'm not spoiled. i'm privileged. and i think there's a huge difference in that.
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>> reporter: one more thing. she has five dogs. and not handbag dogs. she has a rottweiler and a bulldog. can you imagine seeing them drag her around the park? when i was being nicer and she wasn't trying to explain herself, she was really, really good company. she was fun, relaxed. you know what, george, surprisingly normal. >> wow, it sounds like you might have gotten yourself an invitation to the big house, nick. >> reporter: i don't think so. >> well, we will see. thanks a lot for that. now over to lara. and i can hear the wedding bells ringing. >> all right. so, nick lachey and vanessa minnillo. they, of course, were dating. they're not exactly will and kate. but they a a our pop culture royalty, to a degree. they got married just a few weeks ago.
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and they wanted to keep it small and private and keep photographers out. but did invite us in. here's a sneak peek at their beautiful day. it was a picture-perfect celebrity wedding. a beautiful island, an intimate gathering and union of two very pretty people. nick lachey and vanessa minnillo. >> we see celebrititweddings all the time. but this was a happily ever afafr. a really great love story. we've watched them grow up in the media. and you know, we can really identify with them. ♪ it's just a place in the sun ♪ >> reporter: we all know nick lachey as the front man for 98 degrees. we also know him from his famous reality show first marriage to jessica simpson. >> is this chicken? or is this fish? i know it's tuna. but it says chicken. >> reporter: but after their divorce he moved on, professionally. ♪ because i want you >> reporter: and personally. meeting former miss teen usa and mtv host, vanessa minnillo,
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while filming for his video, "what's left of me." >> they had dated for such a long time. and i think vanessa really is -- she's devoted to being an incredible wife. >> when i proposed to vanessa, not to get to the montage. she said yes. and we cried and celebrated. now you're stuck with me. >> now i'm stuck with you. >> hi. >> reporter: with just two months until the big day, they brought in celebrity planner, sharon sax, the mastermind who planned the weddings of j. lo and marc anthony. and with every glamorous detail captured by tlc cameras. >> here are the mockups. >> oh, awesome. >> today, i am so excited.
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i'm going wedding dress shopping. is this. >> reporter: we get an inside glimpse to the things that really matter, especially to this supple couple, especially to nick. >> i pretend to be excited about a lot of these decisions that happen in the wedding process. but truth be told, the flowers, i'm happy if she's happy. the kind of fork we use, i'm happy if she's happy. the tuxedo, i actually am excited to be a part of picking. >> i like watching you play dress-up. >> sorry, ladies. this one's taken. >> reporter: but the biggest challenge, securing an intimate location without anyone finding out. >> i decided on a destination wedding. but, you know, with a twist. so, they didn't tell any of their guests where they were going. told them to pack for, you know, an island chic wedding and bring their passports. >> reporter: the surprise destination? richard branson's private island in the bahamas, secluded and
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perfect but still not paparazzi-proof. >> paparazzi around the island. that's just for us, that's a nightmare scenario. we really don't want that to happen. >> what we'll do is pull a fireworks permit. planes are not allowed to fly in an area -- >> intreing. >> doeoethat mean we can also have fireworks? >> reporter: on the big day after four days of island fun with just 35 family members and friends, all the planning paid off. >> i'm sitting in front of the mirror. i'm like, well, this is it. this is it. this is the moment. we're making it official. we're getting married and we're going to be mrs. nick lachey. it was a two-piece monique lhullier ensemble. and it was gorgeous. >> just a small group of people that they love and trust. and you know, when they look back on it in 20 years they'll still be friends with those people. >> reporter: the couple danced the night away, barefoot, before a grand finale of fireworks.
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>> when you see the smiles on their face, you can't buy that love and happiness. you just can't buy it. >> and we're both smiling. you can see more tomorrow night on tlc. congratulations to nick and vanessa. >> you know, the fact they haven't played this whole thing out in front of tv cameras gives it a sense of legitimacy. you know, sort of real life, real love. >> i worked with vanessa. i was there, actually. we were working together when they met. and they sat there determined to do it. he said he will not do a reality show. >> oh, really? learned his lessss? doesn't want to do that again? >> i think that says a lot. >> that's great. good luck to them. we wish them nothing but the best. at any rate we're here in the park. the rain is starting again. >> celebrating the '80s with debbie gibson. "i think we're alone now." celebrating the '80s in central park.
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in marin county about a thousand people are expected to attend a memorial service for a murdered sheriff's deputy. he was off duty trying to help a friend in petaluma. investigators say the suspect later grabbed the woman's mother. >> her son then shot and killed hamlor have an. it be held at marin veterans auditorium in san rafael and there will be detours because of that. >> there will be detours. first we've got train number five, about 5-10 minutes late. significant traffic delays for the memorial for the deputy sheriff in marin county,
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expected slow traffic. that service begins at 11:00 and should run until 4:00. slow traffic walnut creek, earlier accident is now gone. >> thanks a lot. mike has the forecast right
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welcome back. starting to see holes in the cloud cover. sunshine keeps us in the 50s and 60s, 67 in antioch. sunshine everywhere except for the coast about 1:00. temperatures are shorter than
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average. 72 in oakland to low to mid 90s in east abbey valleys. afternoon sunshine and ♪ oh, you don't understand you take me by the heart ♪ ♪ when you take me by the hand ♪ ♪ oh, mickey you're so pretty ♪ ♪ can't'tou understand it's guys like you ♪ ♪ mickey, what you do mickey, don't break my heart ♪ ♪ mickey [ cheers and applause ] "oh mickey." oh, debbie. oh, tiffany. there they are. debbie gibson and tiffany perform one of the biggest hits of the '80s. >> hi. >> ah. >> we are so -- >> good morning. >> you sound just like you did in the '80s. how do you do it, ladies? >> hey, how are you? >> lots of vocal practice. and, you know what? this is so much fun really. we came out here this morning. it was pouring rain when we got here.
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the crowd was here energized. and the '80s are back, people. >> that's right. >> they're back. >> i do want to point out, by the way, the i love the '80s hash tag taking over twitter. so, it's terrific. the '80s are in the present. and it's great. we'll talk more with you in just a minute about your upcoming but we've also got weather. >> we have sam in an orange headband. >> i like the way you said that. weather? yeah. no, i'm doing the best i can to bring back the '80s. >> i t think you could do bette sam, actually. >> no. i'm not putting on theheeg warmers and the athletic shorts with the white stripe. >> golfing shorts, sam. >> let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to talk about, as you head out t the doors. likely if you're in the south you'll face more heat. and here's the deal. take a look at lake houston, look how dry that is. all those pilings should be underwater. and they're not anywhere near it.
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look at galina, illinois, the storms will continue for a little while. here's what happens with don. put that magical path in motion. watch don move a little farther south than we had hoped. here's the problem with even that path. most of the rain will be on the south side of the center of that storm. and the northern areas of that line won't even get much rain at all, as southern areas will. so, brownsville is in for more rain than corpus christi is. and central texas desperately needs that rain. your weekend flyby because, after all, it is friday. i just had to pause for a moment there. comfortable on the west coast. and of course, we'll see those stormy weekend around the great all that weather was brought to you by angie's list. oh, george? >> thank you, sam. tiffany is up.
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the crowd is loving it. one thing a lot of you probably didn't know is that tiffany's first album was country music. country music. you have a new album coming out called "rose tattoo." >> out right now. go get it. >> now, we have to have one of the old favorites. "i think we're alone now." bring us into 1987. go to it. >> thank you! ♪ i think we're alone now it doesn't seem to be ♪ ♪ anyone around i think we're alone now ♪ ♪ the beating of our hearts is the only sound ♪ >> come on. ♪ children behave that's what they say ♪ ♪ when we're together and watch how you play ♪
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♪ they don't understand ♪ and so, we're running just as fast as we can ♪ ♪ holding on to one another's hand ♪ ♪ trying to get away into the night ♪ ♪ and then, you put your arms around me ♪ ♪ and we stumble to the ground and then you say ♪ ♪ i think we're alone now there doesn't seem ♪ to be anyone around i think we're alone e w ♪ ♪ the beating of our hearts is the only sound ♪ ♪ look at the way we gotta hide ♪ ♪ what we're doin' 'cause what ♪ ♪ would they say if they ever knew? ♪ ♪ and so, we're running just as fast as we can ♪ ♪ holding on to one another's hand ♪
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♪ trying to get away into the night ♪ ♪ and then,n,ou put your arms around me ♪ ♪ and we tumble to the ground and then you say ♪ ♪ i think we're alone now there doesn't seem ♪ ♪ to be anyone around i think we're alone now ♪ ♪ the beating of our hearts is the only sound ♪ ♪ trying to get away into the night ♪ ♪ and then, you put your arms around me ♪ ♪ and we tumble to the ground and then you say ♪ >> let me hear you sing now. ♪ i think we're alone now there doesn't seem ♪ ♪ to be anyone around i think we're alone now ♪ ♪ the beating of our hearts is the only sound ♪ ♪ they say i think we're alone now there doesn't seem ♪ ♪ to be anyone around
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i think we're alone now ♪ ♪ the beatingngf our hearts is the only sound ♪ ♪ think we're alone now there doesn't seem ♪ ♪ to be anyone around i think we're alone now ♪ ♪ the beating of our hearts is the only sound ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.riririririririri xi
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♪ it was only in my dreams ♪ i think we're alone now it doesn't seem to be ♪ ♪ anyone around now welcome back. to our central park concert series. two ladies of the '80s, tiffany and debbie gibson. yoyore going on a tour together, a special tour, called journey through the '80s. what is it like to be touring now, as opposed to the '80s? >> we have a better understanding of each other. we celebrate our differences. i'm representing the rock 'n' roll side of the '80s. >> hence the -- >> yeah, you know what, i think that now -- i tend to take things more in now. i remember playing madison square garden. and it passed me by.
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now i savor every moment now. >> like this. >> like this. >> what are you singing on tour? >> oh, "i think we're alone now," "i saw him standing there," "edge of 17," guns and roses. >> big stevie nicks fans. >> how about you, debbie? >> "electric youth" at my age still. why not? why not? why not? "foolish beat," "only in my dreams," "lost in your eyes" and theater stuff because that was a big influence for me in the '80s growing up in new york. >> we've been talking about our favorite stuff from the '80s. whether it's big shoulder pads or scrunchis. what are some of the things you remember fondly from the '80s? and some things you think back, what was i thinking? >> terrible hair. sorry, sorry. >> not a good hair decade. >> shoulder pads need to die? we could play football in those shoulder pads. >> look like our grandmothers.
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i think we both looked older back then. >> probably. >> the clothes lended themselves to being a little matronly. if you will. >> so, you're happy to banish the clothing. anything you'd keep? >> i can't really say that. i'm kind of sporting some clothing on this tour because i never had any fashion. so, i was just jean jackets and big hoop earrings and bad hair. so, i'm actually going to sport a little fashion. >> he we known we would have kept the crinoline skirts and vests. they're back. >> purchasing them, really? am i out here buying them? >> those things are back. you guys are back. just heard from you, tiffany. now, we'll hear from debbie gibson singing "only in my dreams." ladies and gentlemen. ♪ only in my dreams
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as real as it may seem ♪ ♪ it was only in my dreams sna ♪ ♪ only in my dreams as real as it may seem ♪ ♪ it was only in my dreams ♪ i, i, oh, oh oh, i, i, i ♪ ♪ every time i'm telling secrets ♪
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♪ i remember how it used to be ♪ ♪ and i realized how much i miss you ♪ ♪ and i realize how it feels to be free ♪ ♪ now i see i'm up to nonoood ♪ ♪ no, no, no and i wanna start again ♪ ♪ can't remember when i felt good, baby ♪ ♪ no i can't remember when ♪ no, only in my dreams as real as it may seem ♪ ♪ it was only in my dreams ♪ >> i got something to tell you now. come on. ♪ couldn't see how much i missed you ♪ ♪ now i do couldn't see ♪ ♪ how much it meant now i see my w wld ♪ ♪ come tumbling down tumbling down my world ♪ ♪ now i see the road is bent ♪ ♪ if i only once could hold you ♪ ♪ no, no, no and remember ♪ ♪ how it used to be if only i could scold you ♪ ♪ and forget how it
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feels to be free ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take you back now ♪ ♪ oh, yeah ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ oh, oh oh, oh ♪ >> let me see those hands. come on, boys. ♪ oh, oh oh, oh ♪ ♪ no, no, no, no only in my dreams ♪ ♪ as real as it may seem ♪ in my dreams ♪
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♪ i feel good, baby ♪ no, no, no, no only in my dreams ♪ ♪ as real as it may seem ♪ ♪ it was only in my dreams ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. gogogogogogogogogox
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[ cheers and applause ] welcome back to our totally awesome friday concert series.
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i mean, does it get any better than this? >> debbie gibson and tiffany. catch them live. it's the tiffany and debbie gibson tour, a journey through the '80s. >> which i remember well. ♪ born and raised in south detroit ♪ ♪ he took the midnight train going anywhere ♪ ♪ a singer in a smokey room a smell of wine and cheap perfume ♪ ♪ for a smile they can share the nightht♪ ♪ it goes on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ strangers waiting up and down the boulevard ♪
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♪ their shadows searching in the night ♪ ♪ street lights, people living just to find emotion ♪ ♪ hiding somewhere in the night ♪ ♪ working hard to get my fill everybody wants a thrill ♪ ♪ payin' anything to roll the dice just one more time ♪ ♪ some will win some may lose ♪ ♪ some were born to sing the blues ♪
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♪ oh, the movie never ends it goes on and on and on ♪ ♪ strangers waiting up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ their shadows searching in the night ♪ ♪ streetlights, people living just to find emotion ♪ ♪ hiding somewhere in the night ♪ ♪ don't stop believin' hold on to that feeling ♪ ♪ streetlight people oh oh oh ♪ ♪ don't stop believin' hold on to that feeling ♪
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♪ streetlight people oh, oh, oh ♪ don't stop ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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[ cheers and applause ] thank you, debbie gibson. thank you, tiffany. you'll play westbury tonight. big concert tonight in westbury. >> that's right. now you'll sing us off with another '80s classic from the band, heart. we were all wondering, if we did karaoke, what would we sing? i might try this one. >> you're on record now with america. we'll leave elizabeth bebehind. >> welcome once again debbie gibson, tiffany, "what about love?" thanks, guys. ♪ what about love don't you want someone ♪ ♪ to care about you what about love ♪ ♪ don't you let it
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slip away ♪ ♪ what about love i only want to ♪ ♪ share it with you ♪ what about love ♪ what about love yeah ♪ ♪ what about love what about love ♪ ♪ oh, what about love ♪ love, love, love love, love, love ♪ ♪ what about love what about love ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah what about love ♪
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♪ what about love what about ♪ ♪ what about what about love ♪ ♪ love, love, love, love what about ♪ ♪ what about love
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federal and state officials are working on what could be the largest marijuana eradication effort in california history. they were allowed to shoot a video for one of raids in the national forest. so that are they have removed 373,000 plants. mike, yesterday the fog will clear. >> it will clear about 1:00 but it will stick to the coast. we have flight arrival delays. here are the temperatures from the 50s along the coast. to low to mid 90s inland and it will be the same all seven days. >> new accident, westbound ba 80. dublin interchange, blockg


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